Join us on the next Hakhel Excursion, Dec 8-10, Thurs to Sat night, for a trip to the Rebbe's Ohel and Crown Heights, New York, with your Bais Chana sisters.
This year is a "Year of Hakhel" - a year of gathering in unity to get inspired and energized. We're scheduling excursions once a month throughout the year so you can choose the time that works best for you.
Thurs to Sat night, Dec 8-10 | Kislev 14-17
The coming Hakhel excursion is the perfect preparation for the "Rosh Hashana of Chassidus," the 19th of Kislev.
That's the day we celebrate the revolution of Chassidic teachings to reach and transform each one of us and the world, to bring Mashiach.
We'll learn: What exactly is Chassidus? What are the core ideas you need to know? And why are Chassidim so happy??
The highlight of our trip will be a visit to the Rebbe's Ohel and the opportunity to pray for blessings for you and loved ones.
Back in Crown Heights, we'll visit the room in "770" where Jews from all walks of life shared their challenges and asked for personal guidance from the Rebbe, in life-changing private audiences.
If you join us for the December trip, we'll be spending a magical Shabbat together, with new and old friends.
We'll also stop at a Chassidic art gallery. Browse bookstores and Judaica shops. Try on wigs at the wig store. Share delicious kosher meals at top local restaurants. Pick up a Chanuka menorah and Chanuka gifts for friends.
And we'll do the kind of deep learning you've come to expect at Bais Chana, with some of our favorite teachers - Freidy Yanover, Itty Kay and others.
Meet Your Hakhel Excursion Guides!
Hinda Leah Sharfstein
Travel, Accommodations & Cost
Travel into NY
Flying? Book your flight into JFK or LGA. Plan to arrive in Crown Heights on Thursday, December 8 by 4 pm. Depart any time on Sunday, December 11, depending on how much time you want to spend in Crown Heights.
To get from the airport to Crown Heights, a taxi is your best option (better than uber or lyft). To share a ride with another participant, contact us and we'll pair you up.
If you live within driving distance, be in touch with us for the address to use as your destination.
If you'd like to stay with a host family in Crown Heights to experience it the way the locals do, please contact us ASAP. There are a limited number of spots in private homes.
If you'd prefer to book a local hotel or airbnb, search in or close to area code 11213.
The December excursion includes all meals, classes, workshops and transportation from Crown Heights to the Ohel. You choose what to pay: $280, $360 or $540. When you click "Join our trip" you'll be directed to a payment form where you can make that payment.
The only additional costs to you are your transportation from the airport, and/or your hotel or airbnb, if you prefer those accommodations over home hospitality.
Need a payment plan? You're welcome to set that up when you sign up.
Have more questions? Email hindaleah @ baischana.org
Hakhel Excursion Schedule
Thurs, 14 Kislev - Dec 8
4:00 pm Welcome to Crown Heights!
4:30 pm Class
5:30 pm Dinner at Mozzarella
7:30 pm Prepare for the Ohel and write your personal letter
Fri, 15 Kislev - Dec 9
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Transportation to the Rebbe's Ohel
10:00 am Your experience at the Ohel
12:00 pm Lunch at restaurant
1:00 pm Class
3:00 pm Visit the Rebbe's room in Lubavitch World Headquarters, 770 Eastern Parkway
4:10 pm Candlelighting
5:30 Kabbalat Shabbat Services
6:30 pm Kiddush and Dinner
8:00 pm Farbrengen
Shabbat, 16 Kislev - Dec 10
9:30 am Breakfast
10:30 am Class with Itty
11:30 am Shabbat Morning Davening
12:30 pm Kiddush and Lunch
2:30 pm Class
5:30 pm Havdala
7:00 pm Melava Malka & Special Program
Sun, 16 Kislev - Dec 11
Explore Crown Heights - Judaica World, Elite Sterling, Betzalel Art Gallery, and more